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Nebraska Gov. Expects to See Arizona-style Laws Passed Across the Country

Longtime supporter of strict immigration enforcement, Gov. Dave Heineman, has put Arizona-style immigration legislation at the center of his re-election campaign, and says similar bills will begin popping up throughout the country when state legislature reconvenes next year. continue reading »

Senator Menendez Introduces New Immigration Reform Bill

Senator Bob Menendez (D-New Jersey) introduced The Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act and brought hope to many immigration supporters. The bill was filed Thursday just as Congress prepares to break until after the November 2nd elections. continue reading »

One Nation Working Together Rally to Kick Off Today at Lincoln Memorial

Thousands of people from all backgrounds, faiths, heritage, identities are expected to come together as a united voice for jobs, justice and education billed as the One Nation Working Together rally. continue reading »

Senator Menendez Introduces New Immigration Reform Bill

Senator Bob Menendez (D-New Jersey) introduced The Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act and brought hope to many immigration supporters. The bill was filed Thursday just as Congress prepares to break until after the November 2nd elections. continue reading »

Fox News Billionaire Rupert Murdoch Supports Immigration

Rupert Murdoch has become a surprising immigration advocate. The billionaire media mogul fought with congressional Democrats on Thursday over his belief that millions of u continue reading »

Rep. Luis V. Gutierrez Receives Key Leadership Award from Hispanic Heritage Foundation

Last night, Illinois Rep. Luis V. Gutierrez was honored at the 24th Annual Hispanic Heritage Foundation awards ceremony that was held in Washington, D.C. at the Kennedy Center. continue reading »

Spanish Language Radio Ad Campaign Launched to Get Out the Vote

This week the SEIU, Mi Familia Vota Civic Participation Campaign, and America’s Voice launched a $300,000 Spanish-language radio ad campaign in nine media markets around the country in an effort to get out the vote in Hispanic communities. continue reading »

Deportation of Undocumented Mexican Called Off

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano cancelled the deportation of an undocumented Mexican who has been living more than 20 years in southern Arizona, officials said Thursday. continue reading »

The Curious Case of Latino Republicans

In light of the GOP’s nasty attacks against Latino immigrants, how can any rational Latino vote Republican during the upcoming November 2nd elections? Worse yet, how can any Latino be a member of a political party whose national platform centers on blaming brown immigrants for most of the country’s social and economic ills? continue reading »

Gutierrez Hopeful Vote on DREAM Act still Possible

Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) is confident that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev) will bring the DREAM Act back before the Senate breaks for the fall. “I’m really really hopeful [that the DREAM Act will come up before the end of the year],” Gutierrez told The Hill after the measure stalled in the Senate this week. continue reading »

Deportation of Undocumented Mexican Called Off

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano cancelled the deportation of an undocumented Mexican who has been living more than 20 years in southern Arizona, officials said Thursday. continue reading »

Obama Says No to Administrative Action on Immigration Reform

President Obama implied that he would not push for reformation of the immigration system through regulations of other administrative action. When asked what options he has to pursue immigration reform, t continue reading »

Tell the Senate to move the DREAM forward! Contact key swing votes - they need to hear from you!

Tomorrow the Senate will be voting on wether they will debate the Defense Appropriations bill which the DREAM Act is being attached to. The DREAM Act is a bipartisan bill that would provide a path to citizenship for youth who graduate from US high schools, show good moral character, arrived to the US before the age of 16, and complete at least 2 years of college or serve in the armed forces. continue reading »

Immigration Finds Support In Unlikely Place

Joseph Cannon, a former Republican National Convention delegate, chairman of the Utah Republican Convention, and editor for a Mormon-owned newspaper, is now being called a “liberal freak” by some outraged readers. continue reading »

Colin Powell Pushes For Support of DREAM Act

Sunday, Retired Gen. Colin Powell encouraged the passage of the DREAM Act which would allow young undocumented immigrants to become citizens if they join the military or attend college continue reading »

The DREAM can wait no longer

Over the past few months, the topic of immigration has continued to fuel debate among legislators, the media and the American public. With federal immigration reform currently stalled in Congress and controversial state laws like the one passed in Arizona continuing to threaten the livelihood of hardworking immigrant families, our nation faces a difficult crossroads. continue reading »

HS News Congratulates “Our Very Own” BENNU Legal Services and Exec Dir Andrew Sagartz JD, MBA

Andrew is a regular contributor to our Immigration Blog. As a recently-formed nonprofit organization located near Chicago in Lake County, Illinois, BENNU Legal Services has quickly established its presence in a community densely populated by poor and underserved people. With a mission that is focused on addressing the legal needs of immigrants in this heavily Latino area, BENNU has already helped many of victims of violence and other serious crimes. continue reading »

McCain Receives Endorsement of National Border Patrol Council

The National Border Patrol Council backed U.S. Senator, John McCain’s re-election campaign, his office announced Thursday. “On behalf of nearly 3,000 rank and file men and women of the U.S. Border Patrol continue reading »

Brewer, Pearce Would See Personal Financial Gain From Arizona Immigration Law

Data collected by the Department of Homeland Security and the Pew Hispanic Center state that illegal crossings into this country have dropped nearly 70 percent since 2000. Yet, despite that statistic, officials like Arizona Governor Jan Brewer are insisting that undocumented workers are pouring into this country. continue reading »

“We’re not going to take 10 or 12 or 14 million people and put them in jail or deport them.”

Republican Haley Barbour breaks from his party with his thoughts on immigration reform. With many Politicians on the right hopeful that raising illogical concerns over anchor babies or advocating for amending the constitution will help them in the upcoming elections, at least on Republican doesn’t think so. continue reading »